- Alternative title
- Le pêcheur à la ligne
- circa 1653
- Media category
- Materials used
- vi of 7 states
- 11.8 x 16.9 cm platemark; 27.0 x 28.6 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed l.r., [incised plate] "AvO". Not dated.
- Gift of Sir Philip Street 1930
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Adriaen van Ostade
Works in the collection
Adriaen van Ostade spent his entire career in Haarlem where he specialized in etchings of peasant genre subjects. This is his only print that can be classified as a pure landscape. The idyllic Dutch scene is dominated by a rustic wooden bridge where two anglers pass their day peacefully, watching their bait dangle on the unruffled water.
Shown in 1 exhibition
The Bitten Image: European etchings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Jul 1980–14 Sep 1980
Referenced in 2 publications
Nicholas Draffin (Curator), The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Sydney, 1980, p 6. no catalogue numbers
Peter Raissis, Prints & drawings Europe 1500-1900, Sydney, 2014, p 62, col illus p 63.
Other works by Adriaen van Ostade
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